Saroori, Dy CM Get Clean Chit From SAC

JAMMU: The State Accountability Commission (SAC) Wednesday dismissed a case former minister and MLA Inderwal G M Saroori of being a “mute spectator” to the large-scale “illegal” allotment of works during his stint as minister for Roads and Buildings department.

The complaint, a Srinagar resident had alleged that the former minster sanctioned two thousand works in PWD R& B department without formal tendering upon which the SAC quorum comprising of Justice (Retired) Y P Nargotra chairperson and Justice (Retired) Hakim Imtiyaz Hussain directed a regular inquiry against Saroori.

Saroori, however, told the commission that allotting the work not his job, but the job of officers at helm.

When SAC confronted the minister with some documents and asked him why he remained a mute spectator, Saroori took the plea that  the orders pertained to months of April, May & June 2009  when he was not holding the charge of PWD /R&B Department.

Saroori’s counsel contended that during the period the charge was held by the Chief Minister himself and “either he should be summoned or  the case dismissed”.

Meanwhile the Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand was also exonerated in case involving large scale appointments during his tenure.

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